A new tourist attraction, the Blackfoot Candy Jar (owned by the Loomis family), is now slated to open in May, 2019. Construction is underway, and the team is quite happy with their progress in downtown Blackfoot.
Paul Loomis (previous mayor of Blackfoot) said of his future business, "Our goal is to open the Blackfoot Candy Jar in May." Loomis had encouraged the previous owners of the building to start something family-friendly that tourists would want to visit after seeing the Idaho Potato Museum because, as he said, 27,000 people visited the potato museum last year alone. "When the previous owners put this building up for sale, I decided to buy it," Loomis explained, a bit of excitement in his voice.